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Windows 7: Deleting sample files from Windows Media Player

05 Nov 2009   #1
pakZ

Win7 x64
 
 
Deleting sample files from Windows Media Player

hi all.

i'm having an issue with the wmp.
i just had a fresh install of my win7 copy and after firing up the media player, i instantly deleted those sample files on my hard drive (those 3 songs that come pre-installed).

however, they won't vanish from my media library - which is pretty much disturbing me quite alot.

is there any solution to this?

and my apologies in case this has already been answered in some other thread.

regards

jan.


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05 Nov 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Try taking ownership of the files first, then delete them... See Brinks tutorial -=> here
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05 Nov 2009   #3
pakZ

Win7 x64
 
 

well, the point is..
there are no more files.. forgot to add that in the initial post.

they are already deleted, but are still being displayed in the library...
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05 Nov 2009   #4
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This sometimes works for me.

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05 Nov 2009   #5
pakZ

Win7 x64
 
 

thanks rsvr,

however that didn't do it.

furthermore i noticed that the folder which i added recently has for some reason vanished from the library. the cover art, however, is still within the picture tab as is the playlist.
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05 Nov 2009   #6
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

I noticed this too. I deleted the files and they still appeared in the library. Only after refreshing the view of the library or restarting WMP did they disappear as they should have. Have you tried closing WMP and starting it again?
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05 Nov 2009   #7
pakZ

Win7 x64
 
 

yup.
as i said.. the folder i added before even disappeared, after today's reboot..
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05 Nov 2009   #8
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi guys

You might want to try un-installing WMP, rebooting, re-installing and seeing how that goes???

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05 Nov 2009   #9
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
Hi guys

You might want to try un-installing WMP, rebooting, re-installing and seeing how that goes???

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But when WMP is installed, you have to set up the library and settings on the first run. The sample media files are then copied to Music again.

That is a circle.
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05 Nov 2009   #10
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It was a suggestion, you don't have to follow it. I thought that maybe reinstalling WMP may iron out some of the problems encountered for pakZ.
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